I am Tim...

... a graphic designer with 30 years’ experience of making and helping others make books and publications of all kinds.

I collaborate responsively with authors and artists to arrive at the best, right result that makes them happy and proud.

I allow the meaning of words and the beauty of images to shine and communicate together, and strive for elegance, clarity, balance, legibility and utility (except when trashiness, confusion or frippery may be required).

I am literate and thoughtful, sensitive to subject matter and target audience, and skilled at analysing and structuring material to find the appropriate form and style for each project.

I have worked with individuals, small groups and large corporations and institutions, on everything from simple flyers to complex books and magazines, with print runs from 10 to 1,000,000.

I am usually wholly responsible for every aspect of the design, layout and accuracy of every page, as well as the management of printing and production.

I know my stuff. How can I help you?

Some clients

Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think, V&A Museum of Childhood
Kate BrightSusie HamiltonHutchinsonBrian GriffithsNancy FoutsWalid Kassatly DistilleriesThe Spice GirlsBen Elwes Fine ArtTime To Think, Inc.Janet Street-PorterMummery+SchnelleTransform Drug Policy FoundationFour Corners BooksMerrell PublishersSladmore GalleryPrefaceSOASl’étrangère GalleryEast London Metropolitan OperaCoombs ContemporaryTransition GalleryRoyal British Society of SculptorsPrestelLive Stock MarketTrolley BooksThe Fine Art SocietyThe Groucho ClubTulloh BooksChannel FourGasworks GalleryBen Brown Fine ArtsPenguin Random HouseRob and Nick CarterManchester UnitedHoratio’s GardenHighclere CastleEmily YoungZed NelsonJacqui SmallEleven Fine ArtBurning Bright ProductionsGalerie SimpsonPhil McIntyre EntertainmentCenturyJason MartinArtSourceAlexandre da CunhaMark Jason GallerySteve Goddardthe wind in the treesCarlton BooksGavin TurkMalgosia StepnikThomas Williams Fine ArtV&A Museum of ChildhoodAndrea Rosen GalleryVigo GalleryJonathan YeoThe House of Fairy TalesAspen Art FoundationTonico Lemos AuadThe LineModern Art OxfordThe River CaféEnglish Garden LoungingStephen Friedman GalleryTriangle NetworkSphereThe British Art Fair

Other things

the wind in the trees is my independent publishing imprint, home to personal projects.

The @crudlark Instagram account is a showcase for my lifelong collection of small plastic fragments.


Tim Barnes

Email: chicken@herechickychicky.com

Phone: +44(0)20 8986 7552